I don't know what's gotten into me lately but I have been grooving to hymns. Perhaps it was the discussion with my parents requesting that I mix in some traditional hymns with the contemporary music or one of the members acknowledging that she really appreciated our rendition of Jesus Paid It All. Nonetheless, I busted another one out this week for our offering.
Here was our worship set for last weekend:
Call to worship:
One Way (Hillsong United)
Glorious God (New Life Worship)
Almighty God (Tim Hughes)
Consuming Fire (Tim Hughes)
I Stand Amazed (How Marvelous) arranged by Chris Tomlin
I will admit that the first service felt awkward for some reason today. I can't put my finger on it exactly but it felt like the church was watching a concert instead of worshipping with us. Some of the songs we played today were a little heavy on guitar solos but nonetheless I believe the Holy Spirit can lead a guitar solo.
The other funny thing about our set is that it was 100% New Life Worship meets Desperation Band. I guess I had a thing for New Life Church today for some reason.
In my last post I mentioned my New Year's resolutions which were to...what were they again? Oh yeah...live healthier spiritually, physically and emotionally and...blog/journal more.
I was thinking about combining the two thoughts into one by keeping track of my progress online, creating accountability of sorts.
My biggest focal points for living a healthier spiritual life would be my disciplines of reading God's word and praying.
Living a healthy physical life would entail that I would watch my diet, exercise regularly, and get enough rest.
And honestly, I think hitting the first two goals results in being emotionally healthy.
In thinking about these goals recently, I think it would help me to track my progress online and show my growth...so that's what I am going to do. If I didn't hit the mark, then I will admit it. I'm not going to exercise every day and there will be times when I stay up past my bedtime. But I think over time I will grow closer to achieving these goals.
Lastly, I thought I might start posting our setlists out on my blog in case any worship leaders stumble across it and are looking for new songs to check out. I know I'd benefit from posts like that so I am going try it myself.
Do you make New Year's resolutions? I don't really officially write them down but I am cognizant of them in my head.
Now that I am nearing my mid-30s, my health is one of my biggest concerns. I really would like to exercise more and eat a healthier diet. It was more or less confirmed tonight as I listened to a podcast on our way back from Minnesota and as I shifted uncomfortably in my seat from not feeling well. My back is out of whack and I feel like I am coming down with an ulcer or something, honestly. I was stressed out from driving in crazy winds and drifting snow. So as I reflected on how I was feeling and after watching one of the best movies over the weekend called "The Great Debaters," I hereby solemnly resolve to:
1. ...live healthier spiritually, physically and emotionally. 2. ...blog/journal more.
That's about it. Anything above that would make my resolutions too complicated. =)